Stalemate as the Wolves match the Devils


Ties don’t get trickier than this. The newly promoted boys from the Midlands, Wolverhampton Wanderers nearly had the scalp of defending champions Manchester City playing out a 1 all draw with the Pep Guardiola led Cityzens few weeks ago and winning back to back ties against West Ham and Burnley to show they would be no push overs in the English Premier League. I personally don’t see them getting relegated this term. Wolves can play football, end of story.

Man Utd welcomed Wolves to the Theatre of Dreams and I knew it was not one to be missed and by the way I still have not missed a United game this season. I have saddled myself with the task of watching all Manchester United league and Champions league games this season, so help me GOD.

The opening few minutes saw Wolves with most of the ball but like I always tell my friends that support Arsenal I would always pick purposeful football ahead of attractive football. Wolves kept on with the dominance but it was the Red Devils who got the goal. A beautiful pass from Paul Pogba was well connected by Fred who shot from the edge of the box to give United the lead in the 18th minute, it was the Brazilian’s first goal for the club since his summer switch from Shaktar Donestk. The game wore on with both sides creating chances but none amounted to goals. David De Gea in goal for United ensured they went into the break with the lead making some remarkable saves, though it can also be said that Rui Patricio made decent saves for Wolves.

Fred and team mates celebrating United’s goal (Image: Daily Express)

The second half saw United dominate procession but just like first where the reverse was the case Wolverhampton bagged a goal. Raul Jimenez set up Joao Moutinho who picked the top left corner to blast his shot past De Gea to hand Wolves an equalizer I think they deserved in all honesty. Game on and both sides didn’t relent on their efforts with beautiful end to end football but no chances converted afterwards.

Joao Moutinho celebrates his goal which brought Wolves back into the game (Image: Irish Times)

1-1 the game ended and if there was one player from the opposition side that left me spellbound, it had to be Helder Costa. He caused a few problems for the Red Devils.

Maroune Fellaini and Helder Costa chase after the ball (Image: Evening Standard)

Not a result I was happy with because I believed the lads could have put out a better shift but kudos to Wolves, if they had won it would have been well deserved. Good game in all, we MOVE.

It is now 272 games unbeaten for Manchester United when leading at half time at home. The last time they lost at home when leading was back in the old Division 1.

Good News, Sir Alex Ferguson is back, not as manager but back to good health after his brain surgery. He was present at Old Trafford to watch the lads.

Sir Alex arriving Old Trafford (Image: Evening Standard)

Thanks for your time guys, enjoy the rest of the weekend. BLESS!!!


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